Bengaluru: At least three persons were killed after police opened fire to control a mob that went berserk and indulged in large scale violence and arson over a “communally sensitive” post allegedly put on social media by a Congress legislator’s relative.
Naveen, allegedly responsible for the communally sensitive post has been arrested. The Karnataka Government has also issued a stern warning that rioting will not be tolerated.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant has confirmed that three people have died. The number of arrests linked with violence that erupted in Pulakeshi Nagar on Tuesday night and continued till the early hours of Wednesday morning has gone up to 100.
The rampaging mob that kept shouting “Allah Hu Akbar” targeted the house of the Congress MLA (whose brother had allegedly posted the controversial post) and the DJ Halli police station. The mob also set on fire many vehicles, including those belonging to the police.
The district administration has brought the DJ Halli and KG Halli Police station areas under curfew.
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